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No one could match Annie Olson’s pickle recipe

Memorial services for Annie Olson, 92, of Mobridge, were held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Inurnment was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Annie passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Annie was born on Sept. 2, 1928, to Maggie and Michael Lipp. She was the oldest of 13 children. She was raised on a farm in the Wakpala area. She graduated from Wakpala High School and attended one year of nursing classes in Rochester, Minnesota.
Annie married Harold “Ole” on Dec. 28, 1948, in McLaughlin. There were seven children born to this loving relationship.
She worked as an aide at the McLaughlin Hospital until it closed. She then went to work for Coast to Coast in 1978 until her retirement. They moved to Mobridge in 2002.
She loved playing Hand and Foot every Tuesday with friends. She also enjoyed whist at the senior center and was in tournaments at the Moose. When she was not playing cards, she loved to make baked goods and homemade pickles. She shared her recipe for pickles; however, no one has been able to replicate them yet. She enjoyed visits from the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Annie is survived by Lowell’s wife, Barbara of Hartford, and children, Angie, Jim, Neal, Russell and Cody; Lavone Merkel of Aberdeen, and son Jason; Terry and wife Lynn of Leesburg, Florida, and children Matthew, Tandy and Meghan; Dwight and wife Lisa of Belvidere, Illinois, and children Christopher, Kathryn, and David; Jill Derr and husband Den of Greeley, Colorado, and children Dustin, Jeremy and Grant; Tom and wife Connie of Leesburg; Jon and wife Jill of Mobridge and children Isaac, Gretchen, Heidi and Luke. There are also 22 great-grandchildren. Siblings are Louie, Albert, Bob, John, Betty, Susie, Sandy, Donnie and Larry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ole; son, Lowell; brother, Daniel “Bud”’ and sisters, Geraldine and Alice.

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